“I need to know your thoughts on butter.” This was part of a text from my mother the other morning. She’d been talking with my uncle (a brilliant surgeon, who has performed more than a few bariatric surgeries), and he had decidedly told her not to […]
I recently read an article on a Gawker Media outfit called, “The Bullsh*t Hypocrisy of ‘All-Natural; Foods,” and it’s been bugging me ever since. The piece is a follow-up on the site to a takedown post on Vani Hari, known more publicly as the “Food Babe.” Full disclosure, she kind of bugs me. Most of what she has just “discovered” is either common sense (that burger that only cost $1 isn’t healthy!) or is something that has been discussed aad nauseum by the larger natural health community. She’s gimmicky and panders to the lowest common denominator – fear mongering – but the same can most definitely be said about D’Entremont, the self-named SciBabe.
Gawker, the 9Gag of the blogging world, has again commissioned the “SciBabe” to write another factually weak and incredibly biased “takedown” of the natural foods industry. Sort of. D’Entremont feebly jabs at a few hot button issues that have recently arisen, reduces anyone who might happen to fall into one of many camps as being “anti-science,” and recasts those individuals as willfully ignorant. Basically, SciBabe plays devil’s advocate against FoodBabe and just takes the opposite stance on a few issues. It’s painful to read as someone who loves food and science, and even more so as someone looking through the lens of common sense. (more…)
With all of the conflicting nutrition advice, supplement recommendations and fitness fads, it’s sometimes hard to remember that there are some simple rules to healthy living that are easy(ish) to follow, and cost you nothing! 1.) Sleep is amazing. Really – not every needs 8 […]
Okay, so this doesn’t apply to everyone. Many people go on paleo/primal diets, and find the whole experience to be pretty transformative, health-wise. Then there are those that transition to a paleo way of eating and don’t end up losing any weight at all. […]